ICSOC

2006

Chicago

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Keynote 1: Service-Oriented Science Infrastructure

Charles E. Catlett,

TeraGrid Director, University of Chicago and

Argonne National Laboratory

 

Keynote 2: The Steady Path to Services-Oriented Computing

Dr. Alfred Z. Spector

Independent Consultant

 

 

Service-Oriented Science Infrastructure

Charles E. Catlett,

TeraGrid Director, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory


TeraGrid is a nation-wide infrastructure providing high-performance computing and related services to thousands of scientists. Nine institutions provide computing, storage, visualization, and other resources integrated with middleware, policy, and services. Initially established in 2002 as a computational grid system with an emphasis on a coordinated application development and runtime environment, TeraGrid is today providing a heterogeneous, service- oriented science infrastructure. Catlett will describe the evolution of the TeraGrid system, its architecture today, and planned enhancements to catalyze national-scale cyberinfrastructure.


Biography

 

Charlie Catlett is a Senior Fellow at Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory and Director of the NSF TeraGrid project, a $150M initiative involving a distributed .Grid. of information technologies at eight major supercomputing centers and universities. Prior to joining Argonne in 1999 Charlie was Chief Technology Officer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, where he had worked since 1985. From 1999 to 2004 Charlie directed the State of Illinois funded I-WIRE optical network project, deploying optical fiber infrastructure to interconnect ten locations in Illinois. From 1999 through 2004 he founded the Global Grid Forum, an international technical standards body with participants from over 40 countries. With Larry Smarr, Charlie co-authored the seminal paper .Metacomputing,. in 1992 in the journal Communications of the ACM, which initiated what would become the concept of .Grid. computing. In 1996 he was a co-Investigator, along with Smarr as well as Rick Stevens, Dan Reed, and Ian Foster, of the $180M NCSA Alliance project, in which the term .Grid. was first coined. Charlie is a Computer Engineering graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

 

 

The Steady Path to Services-Oriented Computing

Dr. Alfred Z. Spector

Independent Consultant


We have been climbing the path to services-oriented computing since the dawn of the field of computer science.  Contributing factors to our rate of progress have been the availability of hardware infrastructure, the availability of appropriate software infrastructure, and economic viability -- usually a function of the achievable economies of scale of re-usable services.  Clearly our progress is also a function of the type (complexity) of service which is to be provided.  In this presentation, I will provide perspective on this services-oriented computing quest from a historical perspective, illustrate the very ambitious goals we should set for ourselves and their societal implications, and then highlight the great research and engineering problems we must solve if we are to continue to make great progress.

Biography


Dr. Alfred
Spector is currently an independent consultant working with IBM and a few small companies, and performing some government service.  In his previous position as vice president of Strategy and Technology for IBM.s Software Group, Dr. Spector was responsible for its technical and business strategy, standards, software development methodologies, advanced technology, and leading-edge technical engagements.  Prior to this position, Dr. Spector was vice president of IBM.s worldwide services and software research, general manager of marketing and strategy for IBM's middleware business, and general manager of IBM's transaction software business.  Dr. Spector was also the founder & CEO of Transarc Corporation, a pioneer in distributed transaction processing & wide area file systems and a tenured faculty member in the Carnegie Mellon University computer science department.  

Dr.
Spector received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University and his A.B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.  He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering recognized for his contributions to the design, implementation, and commercialization of reliable, scalable architectures for distributed file systems, transaction systems, and other applications.  Dr. Spector is also an IEEE Fellow and the Recipient of the IEEE Kanai Award in distributed computing.   He is married and a father of three young children.

 

 

 

 

 

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